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  •  Can't speak for Muskegon Lake, but (2+ / 0-)
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    My Name Isnt Earl, CA wildwoman

    But I was reading an article this past week about dropping water levels in the Great Lakes that suggested that this effect is being accellerated by divergence of water into the Missouri River to counter lowering water levels there.

    They are robbing Peter to pay Paul.

    Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 11:39:07 AM PST

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    •  hi, Keith930! (1+ / 0-)
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      Link, please?

      My understanding is that Governor Granholm negotiated an agreement by all states and provinces bordering the Great Lakes ... that water may NOT be removed from the Great Lakes for other river systems, i.e., Mississippi River, Colorado River, and California rivers.

      I could be wrong about this, which is why I ask for the link.

      •  IIRC, It's called the Great Lakes Compact (1+ / 0-)
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           And it is an international agreement between Great Lake states and The province of Ontario. The agreement is supposed to somewhat control water usage and diversion in the water basin. There is no connection that I know of between the Missouri river and the Great Lakes. However, the Chicago river does provide a connection to the Mississippi River through other tributaries. That has connection has been around for about a century.  

        •  The state of Oklahoma is fighting some of the (2+ / 0-)
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          2thanks, CA wildwoman

          First Nations, over water here in Oklahoma. It seems after the cities screw their water away, they thought to pipe it in from the Reservations. And guess who's not having any of that bs?

          I am so glad that some of the First Nations are more financially stable and can afford good legal firms.

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